Sweden goalie’s bare backside used for training
By MATTIAS KAREN
AP Sports Writer
KIEV, Ukraine Sweden players ended up talking about the bare backside of their backup goalkeeper rather than soccer tactics on Wednesday.
After Tuesday’s training session for players who didn’t start in the loss against Ukraine, a group of seven players and assistant coach Marcus Allback stood in a circle playing a game of keeping the ball in the air. Wiland lost, and as punishment he had to walk over to a nearby wall, pull down his shorts and turn his backside toward his teammates. They then took turns aiming balls at him from about 20 yards away.
That part of training was not open to media, but was filmed by a crew from Swedish newspaper Expressen and shown on its website.